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former illinois congressman jesse jackson, jr., and his wife. just moments ago, jackson entered a plea of guilty for misusing campaign funds for personal use. our bruce johnson joins us live. >> reporter: jc, we're here even though he's an illinois congressman, the name jesse jackson, the jesse jackson family is quite known in this country, almost royalty in the civil rights movement and in democratic circles. jesse jackson, jr., 47 years old, the disgraced resigned congressman from illinois was here in u.s. district court as you say a short time ago. he arrived with his attorney, entered a guilty plea inside federal court to wire and mail fraud and false statements charges. actually one charge, all of that was wrapped into a conspiracy charge. he's looking at more than five years in prison, a fine of $250,000. now, legal experts don't expect him to get that much. they do expect him to do some prison time. you know he was treated for a bipolar disorder. we don't know how that will come into play. the reverend jesse jackson was here along with his wife, jackie, and four of their other s
capitol hill to the courthouse and maybe to prison jesse jackson jr. is not the first law maker to make this journey but he's the one pleading guilty as we speak. no bail yet for the blade runner but the defense scores points as new details emerge from the death of his model girlfriend. >>> this used to be the place to see and be seen in kansas city. today it is a smoldering ruin and a woman is still unaccounted for. >> we begin at this hour at the d.c. course where jesse jackson jr. son of the civil rights icon former congressman from chicago is pleading guilty to skimming, making shoveling money from his campaign kofers. we're talking $43,000 for a watch, furs and cashmere clothing. two hats worn by michael jackson, almost $10,000 for children's furniture and a football autographed by u.s. presidents. illegally diverted and due to be paid back. that's not all. lisa sylvester is outside the courthouse. we're talking about the possibility of jail time. >> reporter: that's right. in fact, the preceding are still going on as we speak. i just came out minutes ago. they are all inside the c
of the democratic party. the former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. enterring the u.s. district courthouse with his wife to plowed guilty to federal charges. >> anything can you share today? >> reporter: this was one of the first public sightings of jackson since he disappeared from and resigned from congress last year, citing the treatment of bipolar disorder and he later admitted in court to using $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. court papers say that includes a rolex watch, hdtv, travel, meals, and memorabilia from shen rities like michael jackson -- celebrities like michael jackson. the lawyer claims bipolar disorder played a key role in jackson's crimes. >> he has serious health issues and we're going to talk with them extensively with the court and they're related to his present predicament and that is not an excuse but a fact. >> reporter: in court, jesse jackson jr. said i did those things. as the judge read the charges. when asked if he was taking medication for his bipolar disorder that affected his judgement, jackson said, no, i have never been more clearer in my
. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. is facing jail time after pleading guilty after misusing thousands of dollars from campaign funds with his famous father in the courtroom, a tearful jackson apologized to his family and to the people in chicago. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr. the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a judge, for years i have lived off my campaign, admitting that he took money received in political contributions and made 3,000 purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch. $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars. 16,000 there are for a pair of alcade. total value $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. had the drive, the ability, and the talent to be the voice of a new generation. but he squandered that talent. >> reporter: as he left, jackson was apologetic. >> not a proud day. >> reporter: but his lawyers at age 47, he still has a promising future. >> a man that talented, that devoted to public service, a man who has done so much for so many, has another day, there will be another chapter
have new information on jesse jackson, jr.'s crimes and what's likely to happen to him. that's next. you're watching your only local news at 7:00 on wusa9. : jesse, jackson, jr., facing prison time after pleading guilty to misusing campaign funds. on his way out of the courthouse, the former congressman spoke with bruce johnson. >> one of the country's best known political names. one of the country's best known civil rights names, but the former illinois congressman, jesse jackson, jr., and his wife, both left u.s. district court today convicted felons. >> just a quick message. not a proud day. i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> i fully understand the consequences of my actions. i have no interest in wasting the taxpayer's time. that's part of what former illinois congressman, jesse jackson, jr., told a judge today. weeping quietly at times, while pleading guilty to one felony conspiracy count. >> jesse needed to come to terms with his misconduct and those who were in court so he did precisely that. >> his entire famous family was there. his father, the civil rights icon, his m
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jesse jackson, jr. stole campaign money and blew it on a fur cape, a mounted elk head and a used michael jackson fedora. >> bad decision. >> great decision making on what he bought. >> coming up, we got diane cannon. >> how long do you wait before  >> attention "tmz" viewers do you love "tmz" so much you want to wear it on your body? before you get that painful tattoo, check out the "tmz" store. we've got everything like shirts and hats and beanies and more shirts. got a cold dog, then you're a horrible owner so get him a dog hoodie. love to drink coffee, then pick up a hat. >> want to be like harvey? no. well you can still buy a sippy cup any way. come to "tmz" store.com where our motto is all major credit cards accepted. >> you're looking at the most hated man in u.s. politics. a man who stole almost a million bucks from his campaign and blew it on -- well really cool stuff. jesse jackson, jr. and this video is about to get awesome. >> we got jesse jackson, jr. in d.c. it's the first time since he pled guilty to spending $750,000 on personal stuff. >> a f
of questions to jesse jackson, jr. >> he stole $750,000 of campaign money and blew it on a mounted elk's head and a used fedora. >> he was like the blank check. >> if you could fly a plane with anybody dead or alive, who would it be? >> you want to make it back? >> i didn't say the last flight. >> psycho mike has some advice for the ladies. >> there are three things you can do to make you look hotter to most men. >> taking your birth control. >> no worries now. >> no worries except aids and herpes. >> it's not a kid. >> we got moby. >> when you tour in japan, do you use the bidets? >> why wouldn't they do that here? >> you wouldn't have to go outside and use the hose. >> when are we going to get that bidet? >> hi neighbor. >> it's oscar time which means all the big stars are flocking to hollywood to get free stuff because they are all cheap bastards like jessica alba or perhaps the biggest star of all nominated for best performance by a 42-year-old pretending to be 18 courtney stodden. >> what are you doing? >> i'm here for the oscar sweet giveaway. should be fun. >> we now go to oscar himsel
, jesse jackson, jr., pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy. bruce johnson joins us live from district court. bruce, you were there when jesse, jr., and his family left the courthouse. >> you were there. $750,000 in campaign contributions that he and his wife converted to their personal use. bring you the very latest. after saying there wouldn't be any comment, except from his defense attorney, in leaving the courthouse, we did get the former illinois congressman, jesse jackson, jr., to say a few things. we tried to get comment from his father, the reverend jesse jackson, the civil rights icon, the political guru, if you will, of the progressive democratic wing. this is what they had to say. the wife had more to say than the reverend, take a listen. >> what do you say? >> people in chicago. a quick message. >> not a proud day. i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> reverend, there has to be a message to people in chicago, given your family so much. >> a little later. >> well, do you have anything? >> we love the people of chicago. we love the people of chicago. >> how are you guys
. >>> and jesse jackson junior in really big trouble tonight accused of spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds on his own personal stuff. wait until you hear what hey anon!! i'm b,e lk ath taste... i d urax. i thghyowe aaxxpt? majotastesdvti foprars toy,'m mteplbe withnoaxxpiee necear" aturta y oy taner frompa e otaatrns- l alaxxpts ..hah&blk or a alotr jotastes >>> prosecutors say they will likely charge a woman in connection with the murder of an elderly man in alexandria. the 45-year-old marie johnson and today she went before a judge charged with robbing a man's home back in november. she had been a tenant. johnson is now implicated in the murder of the man, 94-year-old joe wars, a stepson found his body on wednesday. >>> well, prosecutors in south africa are seeking premeditated murder charges against the double amputee sprinter who made headlines. he broke down crying today in court. he's accused of killing his model girlfriend on valentine's day. >>> well, did your mom ever embarrass you in front of your classmates? we're guessing whatever she did, it was not as bad as what this
and no villages were in the path of the la a va flow. >>> well, former congressman jesse jackson and his wife are due in court. they spent hundreds of campaign dollars on themselves. susan mcginnis is in washington with the details on their expected guilty pleas. >> that's right. jesse jackson will appear in federal court here in washington, d.c., this morning, his wife a few hours later this afternoon. his conviction will cap quite a fall from grace for this former congressman and son of civil rights leader the reverend jesse jackson. former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife sandy jackson will both appear before a federal judge at this u.s. district courthouse in washington, d.c., today. jackson has agreed to plead guilty to spending $750,000 of campaign donations on personal items including a gold rolex watch. >> he resigned from the congress. he's doing everything he can to try to make the government happy. he's willing to pay restitution. he's saying, hey, listen, i've stepped up to the plate, i've done everything i can, give me a break. >> it will be up to federal judge to decid
>>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. is facing federal charges. how much money prosecutors say he stole from his campaign and what he allegedly used money to buy. >> beyonce's second d.c. show sold out this morning in one minute, why experts say most fans never had a chance to get a ticket. >> later on the news edge dedicated fans camp out for days in the cold wet weather for a pair of shoes, why police want to be there when the shoes go on sale at 11:00. >> keep it right here. fox 5 news at 10:00 is coming right back.  >>> well, i bet you're one of these folks like me, dozens frustrated beyonce fans in the d.c. area tonight, they missed out on tickets to her first july concert. today they missed out on a chance to get tickets on the second july date when the tickets sold out in a matter of seconds. tonight they want to know how is that possible? fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> a lot of fans have been sounding off on our facebook and twitter pages calling for an investigation into ticketmaster and other places that sell tickets. they want to know how tickets w
. michelle kosinski, nbc news, pretoria, south africa. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. was for years considered a rising bright light among democrats in congress with a famous family name. but today he and his wife were in tears in a federal courtroom, pleading guilty to serious crimes involving campaign money. both of them now face possible prison time. our report from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr., the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a federal judge, for years i have lived off my campaign. admitting that he took money received in political contributions and used it to make more than 3,000 separate purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch. $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars. $16,000 for a pair of elk heads. tens of thousands more in furnishings for their homes in washington and chicago. total value, $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. had the drive, the ability and the talent to be the voice of a new generation. but he squandered that talent. >
coalition it's an honor to hold this today and jesse jackson and against violence prevention and that we can represent that well in the season of peace and we bring forward carolyn scott for our opening prayer of this peace hour. >> thank you reverend bryant. bow your heart with me. a discussion on the importance of interface based leadership on the city's violence prevention initiative predict and organize for a safer san francisco is where we're opening up in prayer. iicizea and "it shall come to pass before they call i will answer and yet while they are speaking i will "hear". mayor lee you spoke briefly at the interfaith breakfast and called out for help how do we get to our youth who are disenfranchised and not connected. you asked that you dependd and asked for the help of clergy and the religious community. you said you asked because you and the civic leaders and the departments cannot do it alone. we are here to pray for that reason. you went on to say our future leaders inherit what we do and all that we fail to do. at this breakfast the response from mrs. rita simel of the s
school. >>> former congressman, jesse jackson, jr., entered a guilty plea, he schemed to pay $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items like cashmere capes. his wife, sandy, also pled guilty to failing to report $600,000 in income between 2005 and 2011. jackson faces 12 years in prison, his wife, three. >> jackson engaged in more than 3100 transactions for their personal gain. it is clear that jesse jackson became convinced that his campaign account could be used to satisfy any personal whim that he had. >> jesse turned the corner there as well, i think there's reason for optimism here, too, he has gotten great treatment, and i think he has gotten arms around the problem. time will tell, but we are optimistic. >> jesse jackson, jr., resigned from congress in november after taking a leave of absence early in the year from being treated for bipolar disorder. >> surveillance cameras captured the deadly blast at a restaurant. a fire ball shoot into the sky before part of the building crumbled. the explosion killed one, left more than a dozen injured. smelled gas throughout the ni
a pair of shoes. abc7 news. >> thank you. former congressman jesse jackson jr. could face prison time after pleading guilty to using campaign funds for personal items. the illinois democrat use the money to buy among other things, a rolex watch furniture, and electronics. he cut a deal with prosecutors today and waived his right to a trout. >> jesse jackson jr. will face up to five years in prison. he will have a guideline range of 46 to 57 months. he will have to pay back the money he stole. >> jackson remains free until he is sentenced in june. his wife was also pled guilty to filing false joint income tax returns. >> virginia voters could vote as early as tomorrow on a proposed transportation bill. this is weeks after gov. bob mcdonnell's original bill drew attention. it would increase the sales tax from 5.3% and 2.5% and increase the title tax on new car purchases. >> 6:00 tonight -- d.c. mayor vincent gray pushes for what he calls a sustainable d.c. in the years to come. part of this is encouraging commuters to use their cars to get in and out of the district. >> it is a pretty
. the hearing will continue next week. jesse jackson is formally charged. >> the deadline for sequestration is march 1 but the airport is canceling an air show in may. >> will a new boardwalk in new jersey make it >> you're watching abc news at 6:00 on your side. >> he claims he was robbed in the district and went to police for help and now he is under arrest. jennifer donelan joins us live with a story that you will only see on 7. >> this was a bizarre caper indeed. a car load of suspects arrested after police tell us they drove here to the 6th district after the driver claimed he was being robbed. let's show you the video. we were there moments after the car went into the back parking lot and all three men jumped out of the car. the driver claiming he was being robbed by the other passengers. do you recall an incident where the suspects drive to you? >> i can't recall that but we're glad they paid us a visit. >> and that was jennifer donelan reporting. former congressman jesse jackson jr. has been formally charged where conspiracy by spending campaign funds
>> pelley: tonight, a political star falls to earth. jesse jackson, jr., pleads guilty to corruption. dean reynolds on how the congressman looted the funds of his donors. beware the first of march. that's when hundreds of thousands of workers will see their paychecks cut if the president and congress can't make a deal. >> this is one of the least -- or the most distasteful tasks i have faced in my four years in this job. >> pelley: reports from david martin and chip reid. a bail hearing for olympic runner oscar pistorius turns into a preview of his murder trial. emma hurd on how the defense tried to tear apart the prosecution's case. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. good evening. under the law, donations to a political campaign must be spent on the campaign. but today jesse jackson, jr., pleaded guilty to spending $750,000 of his donors' money on a lavish life-style. federal prosecutors say the looting began seven years ago, nearly half the time jackson has represented his chicago district in congress. jackson pleaded guilty
that the intruder was in the home and the killing an accident. >>> wiping aware tears, jesse jackson, jr. pleaded guilty to fraud in a washington courtroom this morning. the former illinois congressman admits that he used more than $750,000 of campaign money for his personal use. >> he had to come to terms for conduct that people who care about him find very hard to understand. >> jackson's wife also pleaded guilty to fraud in a separate hearing. the couple faces several years in prison for spending campaign cash on luxury items including a $43,000 rolex watch. jackson will be sentenced in june. >>> their nightmare voyage could be a ticket to an amazing deal for you. the deep discounts we found and the best chances for you to get nearly 80% off a cruise line vacation. >> a health warning at a north bay high school. the student hospitalized with a potentially deadly contagious infection. [ no microphone ] [ inaudible ] >> wait until you see where this snow was. i'll show you to you coming up. >> and no more heartburn. the revolutionary device that's
aid to other countries and spoke at the university of virginia. >>> well, jesse jackson, jr.'s political career has derailed further. he pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds. >> jk son entered a plea in federal court. prosecutors said he used the money for gifts including two hats belonging to emergency mrnlings a rolex watch and furniture. >> there is reason for optimism. a man that talented, a man that devoted to public service, a man who's done so much for so many, there will be another chap trp of jesse jackson. >> jackson is facing up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. he will be sentenced june 28th. >> you may have to start leaving for the airport even earlier. why we may see longer lines starts as sun as next month. >>> two major office supply chains are joining sources. we'll tell you about the deal between office depot and office max. >>> a cold windy day. waves rolling in in ocean city. man, it was cold on the beach and across the entire state. we'll talk about when the winds relent and when we could see more wintry weather around here. that's straig
in that case. >>> an extravagant misuse of money. former chicago area congressman jesse jackson junior pleads guilty to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign cash on personal luxury items. it's marty's over in the first -- it's meghan mccorkell with the story. >> good morning. jesse jackson, junior was a congressman and now he could face years behind bars. >> jesse jackson junior emerges from federal court in dc. >> i'm sorry. >> after plead ing guilty to federal conspiracy charges. in tears in tonight of the judge jackson admitted to spending 3 quarter s of a million to finance his lavish lifestyle. he spent $60,000 at restaurants and nightclubs $43,000 on a rolex watch. >> it is clear that jesse jackson became convinced that his campaign account could be used to satisfy any personal whim that he had. >> jackson's wife, sandra, also pled guilty for filing false tax returns. she admitted she failed to report $600,000 in income. jesse jackson junior resigned from congress last november. he's been treated at the major clinic for bipolar disorder. >> those health issues are rela
congressman jesse jackson jr. plead guilty to spending his campaign funds on personal items. tom fitzgerald was in d.c. federal court for the hearing and joins us with the latest. tom. >> reporter: the former congressman faces tonight four to five years in prison after a plea agreement that he made with federal prosecutors on corruption charges and he admitted he used campaign funds to fund what is described as a luxury lifestyle. jesse jackson jr. arrived here at the federal courthouse about 9:00 a.m. and it's one of the first sightings of thing canman since he abruptly disappeared from congress and later resigned his seat last year and in court, prosecutors laid out what was a campaign of using the funds for his own personal lifestyle, which is against federal law. and later, his attorney came out and told reporters that jackson's treatment for a bipolar disorder will be a part presentation when they go before the judge for sentenceing in a few weeks. >> jesse has serious health issues. many of you know about them and we're going talk about them extensively with the court. those health is
. sound like nickel and diming? it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars. >>> also, jesse jackson jr.'s road from congress to the courthouse. to the possibility of a long stretch in prison. the campaign cash he took and what was bought with. we'll tell you about that shortly. >>> but we begin with a killing that has captivated and confounded millions of people around the world. captivated because of the death of a glamorous model allegedly at perhaps the bravest olympic athlete in modern memory. it could not be more stirring or tragic in and of itself. it's confounding because each day brings more news that doesn't establish in any clear direction whether oscar pistorius, the blade return, shot reeva steenkamp dead after a loud, long argument or whether it was a horrific accident. tonight, for the first time anywhere, the victim's brother, adam, says that he and the family are no less confounded, no less torn. our conversation just ahead. first, pretoria, south africa, and day two of a bail hearing that's playing out more like a complete trial. robyn curnow reports. >> reporter: a po
to cuba's small jewish population. >>> former illinois congressman, jesse jackson, jr., could be facing years in prison. danielle nottingham reports. he could get years in prison. >> reporter: former congressman jesse jackson, jr., left a courthouse in washington, after admitting he spent more than $700,000 in campaign funds on permanent items. >> did you say you're sorry you let everybody down? >> i'm sorry i let everyone down. >> reporter: jackson spent $43,000 on a rolex watch. $9,000 on furniture. and more than $5,000 on expensive clothe clothes. his wife sandra was also in court wednesday. facing her own charge of filing false income tax returns. jackson, the son of a civil rights leader, spent 17 years in congress, before taking a leave of absence for bipolar disorder. and then resigning. >> those health issues are directly related to his predicament. that's not an excuse. it's just a fact. >> reporter: jackson made the admission as part of his guilty plea. but the judge said several in times in court, he is not bound by the sentenc
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political and cultural figures; from jesse jackson to prince. her goal, capture a split second that endures through time, revealing personality and passion. >> terry: for me, there's a difference between a photograph and a picture. a photograph is a snap. a picture is something that really says something, that's going to stand the test of time, that people can look at a hundred years from now and learn something from it, or be intrigued by it, or poses more questions, perhaps. i'm terry gydesen, and i'm a freelance documentary photographer. the documentary part for me has always been the most interesting form of photography. i'm not as much of a director, i like to go into a situation of chaos and find the picture. and i don't set things up with any of my work. i've been pretty lucky at finding images that come together, and when it looks right, i push the button. the political work, i've always, i've gone for not necessarily the candidate who's going to win, it's more of the passion. you know, sometimes the underdog, sometimes people that i'm, i completely have opposite views of. i was jus
replays of jesse jackson jr.. one of the democratic favorites in the primary says she is dropping out of the race >> good evening >> live with tonight's top story... >> her campaign is over with a little over a week to go before the primaries... >> volunteers working the phones at robin kelly's campaign headquarters.. the former state rep on a political upswing.. as the crowded field of candidates in the second district is now minus another one. "robin is a friend, and has captured momentum in pulling our community together... state senator toi hutchinson saying in a written statement..today "i am simply unwilling to risk playing a role going forward that could result in dividing our community at a time when we need unity more than ever." she just felt it was he right thing to do... so hutchinson is out of the race.. though she didn't give many details why. a recent report revealed she had paid her mother as a campaign consultant... then there's the attack ads...targeting hutchinson and former congresswoman debbie halvorson.. both earned an a from the nra.. with gun control a
, jesse jackson, jr., has admitted that he violated campaign finance laws. reportedly he signed papers admitting that he used political contributions to buy a $40,000rolex, travel expenses for a friend, and furniture for his home here in washington. the son of civil rights leader, jesse jackson, resigned from congress last year siting health issues. under the terms of the deal, jackson's sentence could range from probation to prison time. >>> who is more popular than president obama, vice president biden and house speaker, john boehner, and doesn't have a political job? hillary clinton, that's who. released the poll in which the former secretary of state was voted the most popular national political figure. clinton's favorable rating beat the president by ten points. the telephone poll began last week and ended monday, just as clinton was leaving her job. >> 50 years ago, tomorrow, robert f. kennedy set out on a remarkable walk along the cno canal toe path. that says a lot about his sheer force of will and how much the country lost when >>> 50 years ago tomorrow, robert f. kennedy set
in prison. you may recall this past summer, jesse jackson jr. disappeared from congress for weeks. and his doctor revealed he was being treat ford bipolar disorder. jackson stepped down in know. today he release aid statement apologizing for his actions and mistakes he has made and once he was seen as a rising political star. he has been unable to capitalize on the sharing of a name with his father, civil rights icon jesse jackson. back to you. >>> thank you, wendy. tonight we have learned the fugitive ex-cop accused of killing four people in southern california apparently killed himself. christopher dorner shot himself in the head tuesday night inside a cabin in big bear community in california. he apparently spent most of the time on the run in a condo. just a few steps away from the command center set up to find him. >>> back home here, prosecutors in alexandria expect to file murder charges against the woman accused of burglarizing an elderly man's home. 94-year-old elmer roars was found dead in his home in del ray wednesday. surveillance cameras at the house showed one person going in
. >> jesse jackson jr. could face up to five years in prison after admitting to misusing $70,000 in campaign funds. he will also plead guilty to charges of filing of all -- of false tax return. rebecca cooper a has more in our newsroom. >> he said he did not want to waste time or money. the recently-resigned congressman did plead guilty and his wife pleads guilty to tax fraud. now they plead for leniency as the defense is the picture of the remorseful politicians struggling with mental illness. jesse jackson jr. was grim-faced when he arrived at court accompanied by his publicist judy smith. his lawyer, a well-known defense attorney, did speak to reporters, making it clear that jackson's hospitalization for bipolar disease would be part of his defense. >> it turns out that jesse has serious health issues. many of you know about the. we will talk about them extensively with the court's. these health issues are related to his present predicament. >> there is a list of items jackson is accused of buying with campaign funds including a rolex watch, children's furniture, $5,000 for furs, and thou
the price for peace by working the things that make the peace in a community. jesse jackson has been the needle. he has been the thread through the agency of rainbow push coalition pulling together all of these broken fabrics of society in order that we might hope for, look for, and look for eternalally a better society in which we will be no more beset with bigotry and classicism and racism and all of the ism's that tear the very fabric of society. he has paid the price for freedom. he has paid the price for peace. he has paid the price for social betterment. i present to you a better that knows how to pay the price for a beautiful quilt, peace in san francisco with jobs, with quality education and jobs and surl celebration and bring to you jesse jackson who will speak to you and how we pay the price for peace in this city. [applause] >> amos, are you presenting me with the quilt? i want my quilt. i want my quilt. i am delighted to be here with you today. so many years ago i met -- dr. king and i went to minnesota and reverend amos was then pastoring in minnesota before the
are in custody on unrelated charges. their names not released. >>> former u.s. representative, jesse jackson, jr. and his wife agreed to plead guilty they misused campaign funds. the chicago couple struck a deal today. jackson and his wife, sandra steven jackson admitted they used $750,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses and gifts. jackson resigned from office in november. he is the son of famed civil rights leader jesse jackson. the judge will determine if punishment is expected to be from probation to five years in prison. >>> some u.s. senators are questioning a move to end saturday mail delivery this summer. newmexico senator and 23 others wrote to the postmasterrer general. the postal service may not have the authority to cancel saturday deliver and cuts could cast them more than $5 billion rather than save $2 billion as the agency claims. the senators ask the postal service to work with congress on reforms. >>> a report from jerry brown's office says he allowed parole for more convicted killers than the predecessors. governor brown let stand freeing convicted killers last year and
tonight about the misfortunes of another prominent politician, former congressman jesse jackson jr. of chicago, who is charged with using campaign funds to finance an appetite for expensive jewelry, furs, and other luxury items. we'll get that story tonight from nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff. >> reporter: the day after former congressman jesse jackson jr. was charged with misusing campaign funds, the downfall of the once rising political star has shaken his hometown of chicago. >> i find the level of theft on his part stunning. >> you have to learn from your mistakes. that's all. we'll pray for hill. >> reporter: jackson was charged friday with diverting $750,000 in campaign funds for personal benefit, including $43,000 for a gold plated rolex. nearly $19,000 for michael jackson memorabilia. $10,000 for bruce lee items. $5,100 for fur capes and parkas. and $5,000 for a football signed by u.s. presidents. >> using campaign contributions for these kinds of personal expenditures is way over the line. you just can't do it. >> reporter: jackson's wife sandra
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the latest on a plane crash out of nashville that killed five. >>> plus congressman jesse jackson jr. has pleaded guilty, but now the fight to limit his jail time begins. >>> and take a look at this. sun spots that have the ability to swallow six earths, but that's the least of our concerns. we'll explain. we are back in two minutes. >>> welcome back. here are some other stories making news this morning. in syria a car bomb exploded in downtown damascus near the headquarters of the ruling party. oppositions say mostly civilians were killed. the blast went off at a security checkpoint between the government building and the russian embassy. >>> five people are dead after a late night plane crash in eastern georgia. seven passengers were aboard the aircraft when it ran off the runway. the two survivors were injured but officials have not released further details about their conditions. >>> the white house is quietly moving to have the supreme court overturn the california ban on same-sex marriage. president obama told a tv station he doesn't want to inject himself too much in the process. t
. >>> former congressman jesse jackson, junior pleaded guilty to stealing campaign funds. jackson and his wife are if federal court in washington dc. jackson was charged with misusing more than $750,000 in those funds. prosecutors said he used the money for personal expenses and lavish gifts including a $43,000 rolex watch. jackson's wife, former chicago city council sandi jackson is going to plead guilty to filing false tax returns. >>> in 10 days $75 billion in cuts is set to take effect. the president is issuing a stern warning to congress again. real people are going to lose their jobs. congress isn't in session and won't be back until next week. >>> we are waiting to find out who bought a winning mega millions ticket from the gas station in mount erie. state lottery officials say a ticket worth $26 million was sold at a shell station. the cash option is $19 million. here are the winning numbers that were drawn, 1, 15, 19, 30 with the mega ball of 28. >>> it is still shaping up to be a cold day here. lots of clouds around. we saw a few peaks of sunshine earlier this morning. could the weat
congressman, jesse jackson junior pleads guilty to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign cash on luxury items. megan has more on the fall of a promising politician. >> reporter: jesse jackson junior was a congressman for 17 years now he faces years behind bars. amid-a crush of people, he emerges from federal court in dc after pleading guilty to federal conspiracy charges. >> sorry i let everybody down. >> reporter: in tears in front of a judge. with his father in the front row he admitted to spending three quarters of a million dollars in campaign funds to finance his lavish lifestyle. he spent $60,000 at restaurants and night clubs, $43,000 on a rolex watch and $14,000 on dry cleaning. >> it is clear he became convinced his campaign account could be used to satisfy any personal whim he had. >> reporter: his wife sandra also pled guilty for filing false tax returns. she failed to report $600,000 in income. he resigned from congress last november. he has been treated at the mayo clinic for bi-polar disorder. >> those health issues are
story tonight, jesse, jackson, jr., entered a plea today admitting he schemed to spend three quarter of a million dollars of campaign funds on himself. fox 5's bob barnard has more on what federal investigators call one of the worst cases of corruption. >> jesse jackson, jr., the 47- year-old disgraced former illinois congressman, name sake son of the famed civil rights leader, pled guilty in a federal courtroom in washington to participate in a seven-year conspiracy to defraud his political supporters of their campaign contributions. leaving court jackson spoke briefly. >> not a proud day. >> i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> did you say you're sorry? >> he's now facing up to five years in prison. >> the guilty plea today is so tragic because it represents such wasted potential. >> u.s. attorney for the district of columbia, ron, layed out the government's case against jackson and his coconspirator. she is also pled guilty and facing up to three years in prison for failing to report $600,000 in income between 2005 and 2011. >> in all, jesse jackson, jr., and his wife conver
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